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Tube Screamer for one who dislikes them

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by Endless Mike, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. wildschwein

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    I'm waiting for the Serf of Tone to come out, or for an upgrade, maybe the Jester
     
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    I realized that I needed a drive like the tubescreamer, but I dont like the tubescreamer, its too much "tubescreamer" ;)

    I choosed a fulldrive 2 mosfet instead. it doesn't colour and muddy the sound as a tubescreamer, and it have a extra boost, win win.
     
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    http://www.buyanalogman.com/Ibanez_Maxon_s/63.htm
    As long as it's got Analogman's Silver mod, it can be most any TS variant (TS9, TS808).
     
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    Endless Mike Friend of Leo's

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    Never liked any of the TS I tried either- always way too much mid hump not controllable. My saving graces have been the Open Road and the MXR Custom Badass Modified . The OR really isn't based on a TS circuit but the MXR has just the right amount of mid push for me AND you can dial in the bass frequency so no loss there.
     
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    Did one of these pedals scratch your tube screamer itch?
     
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    i use the Ibanez TS808HW (hand wired) and love it - but that won't fit in to your budget I'm afraid.
     
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    No, but only because I let go of the idea, just set it aside. But I am waiting to finish my BB clone, and do a CJOD mod to an SD-1. Then I'll be posting my thoughts on all those pedals I purchased, as well as the two I just mentioned. But none of it is intended as TS substitutes.
     
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    Low gain high level and the TS is awesome IME.
     
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    Yea not everyone read much of the thread.
     
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    A boss sd1 isn't similar to a tube screamer any more than a fender is similar to a marshal, the tube screamer is a copy of the boss
     
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    It's almost like you don't know what you want, you wan't an overdrive pedal that doesn't overdrive your clean amp but is in fact more of a modeling preamp giving the distortion of a od pedal pushing an amp that is on the verge of clipping, sounds like what you need is a good two channel tube amp, to make your tubescreamer sound rite, if that came in a pedal , who would buy 2000 dollar tube amps?
     
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    dunno if I chimed in yet but the answer is the maxon od-820. not just a lower gain tube screamer(gain pot half the size of a normal screamer), a lower gain tube screamer with the clean blend gain knob like the klon has. not just a good tube screamer for people who don't like a tube screamer, but a top 5 overdrive for me and an easy recommendation
     
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    The Marshall is based on a Fender, therefore similar.
    Much like a Tube Screamer and an SD-1.
     
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    Yikes. The TS circuit is basically a copy of the Boss OD-1 and the SD-1 is an OD-1 with a tone control. The difference is in the clipping (asymmetrical versus symmetrical). They have more in common than not. And, Marshall designed their amps on the Fender Bassman.
     
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    That's what I said , Marshalls and Ibanaz are knockoffs
     
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    It's the best deal going in pedals. It even comes with an ac adapter (at least mine did when they first came out)
     
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